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Re: Update on namespaces

From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 17:10:50 -0500
Message-ID: <339DD0EA.47B0@hiwaay.net>
To: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Andrew Layman wrote:
> As XML stands today,
> their meaning is relative to the particular doctype and application
> used.  Namespaces is a facility to pin down names exactly, in effect
> saying "'birthday' as defined by organization x, 'type' as defined by
> w3c, 'date' as defined by w3c."

That is, as I understand it, what <!NOTATION is for.  Why would this 
not be the preferred way to indicate a formal public identifier in an 
SGML subset?  Is NOTATION carrying baggage?  Is there an alternative?

len bullard
Received on Tuesday, 10 June 1997 18:11:13 UTC

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